Sexual difference, identification and object choice in individuals with sex differentiation disorders

Adriano Morad Bley, Egberto Ribeiro Turato, Carlos Roberto Soares Freire de Rivorêdo, Roberto Benedito de Paiva e Silva, Andrea Trevas Maciel-Guerra, Antonia Paula Marques-de-Faria, Gil Guerra-Junior, Maria Tereza Matias Baptista
2012 Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental  
OBJECTIVE: To investigate how sexual identity is structured and also to investigate the relationship between sexual identity, choice of sex object and sexual difference. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were held with seven adult patients who were born with sex differentiation disorders: Two had 5-alpha-reductase type-2 deficiency and five had congenital adrenal hyperplasia. CONCLUSIONS: Sex is trauma. Neither male nor female nor any other gender identification implies the choice of sex
more » ... choice of sex object, genders of partners or sexual practices.
doi:10.1590/s1415-47142012000300002 fatcat:5e4nehz5sneqrkpiz3aw3gbfxq